Money makeover

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The profile: young and in debt
Student loans and credit card debt kept the Kellys going when they were in school.

The problem: living paycheck to paycheck

Faced with nearly $100,000 in debt, not including the mortgage, the Kellys want to get out from under it.

The plan: attack debt systematically

The Kellys should focus on credit card debt first, then on their other obligations.

Revisiting Lauren Heller

Last year’s Money Makeover helped Lauren get a handle on her retirement savings.
  Checking up on Wendy Reck
Bankrate helped Wendy find ways to chip away at her nagging debt. She made big progress!
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